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Q: What industries are located in Muhlenberg County?
A: Muhlenberg County has been a major coal-producing region for many years, and although the use of coal for energy generation has waned in recent years, the coal-mining industry continues to provide a significant number of jobs in the region.  Other major employers in Muhlenberg County include:

  • The Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro
  • Dyno Nobel in Graham
  • Ensign Bickford in Graham
  • Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville
  • Muhlenberg County Board of Education in Powderly
  • Gourmet Express, a frozen foods company
  • Green River Correctional Complex in Central City
  • KY Utilities Company

Q: How many schools are in Muhlenberg County?
A: Our County has five elementary schools, grades K-5; two middle schools, grades 6-8; and two high schools, grades 9-12.  All schools are under the purview of the Muhlenberg County Board of Education. We also have the Muhlenberg Campus of Madisonville Community College located in Central City.

Q: What is the population of Muhlenberg County?
A: The population is 31,691.

Q: What are the major cities and towns in Muhlenberg County?
A: Bremen, Central City, Drakesboro, Greenville, Powderly, and South Carrollton.

Q: Can alcoholic beverages be purchased in Muhlenberg County?
A: Yes, Central City is wet, but the rest of the county is dry.

Q: Is the Thoroughbred Energy Plant going to locate in Muhlenberg County?
A: Peabody Energy is still awaiting the permitting process.

Q: Do you have a Chamber of Commerce?
A: Yes.  In 2006, the Chambers of Commerce from Central City and Greenville merged to form the Greater Muhlenberg Chamber of Commerce.  It is comprised of over 155 local businesses.

Q: Do you have a convention center?
A: Yes, the Muhlenberg County Ag and Convention Center is located on the 189 Bypass between Greenville and Central City and is the site of many spectacular events throughout the year.